Taiwan rejects China's 'reunification' proposal

02 Jan 2019; DW: Chinese President Xi says he will "leave no room" for separatist activities, and that Beijing "reserves the option of taking all necessary means," including the use of force, for the Taiwan "reunification."

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the island's "unification" with China was not possible under the "one country, two systems" model. She, however, agreed to start a dialogue with Beijing as an exchange between two sovereign states.

Hong Kong rattled as 5.7 quake hits off Taiwan

Taipei, Nov 26; GANASHAKTI: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Hong Kong.

The quake hit around 100 kilometres (60 miles) off the island of Penghu in the Taiwan Strait on Monday morning, at a depth of 13 kilometres.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which the USGS had initially reported at 5.6-magnitude.

Death toll from Taiwan train crash up to 18, 160 injured

BEIJING, 21. /TASS/. The death toll from the passenger train crash in Taiwan was risen to 18. As many as 160 people were injured, the Central News Agency said on Sunday citing a spokesman for the local emergencies agencies.

According to the spokesman, there are no foreign nationals from among those killed and injured.

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